Like millions of others around the world, I put on my walking shoes and participated in the March for Women.
Yet marching for democracy, tolerance and equality is just the start. Marching alone won’t win against an organized campaign of lies, propaganda and oppression.
Those tactics are being used around the world by a number of politicians and regimes.
The 2017 report by Freedom House notes:
- With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.
- There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated “Free” by the report, including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States.
- Of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45 percent) were rated Free, 59 (30 percent) Partly Free, and 49 (25 percent) Not Free.
- The Middle East and North Africa region had the worst ratings in the world in 2016, followed closely by Eurasia.
So we have work to do.
This site, and the 33 Ways handbook, are about helping people make progress toward truth and liberty.
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